The Essential instability of self-deception

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In this article, the author characterizes the instability and the essential work of characterizing self-deception. He provides a number of advantages of the approach, including unity where other accounts of unity fail. He also explains the view that self-deception as a kind of theoretical irrationality. He notes that self-deception is often contrasted with wishful thinking and full-blown delusion. The author also explains how appeal to the essential instability of self-deception in attentive consciousness can provide this unity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-71
Number of pages27
JournalSocial Theory and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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